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Welcome to our nursery! This is where you will find our litters of available puppies, listed by their parents' names, with the mother's name first, descriptions and PayPal buttons so you can place a $500 deposit on a puppy, or pay for it in full. We do not reserve puppies with just a verbal request without a financial commitment on your part, and we do not refund deposits, but we will happily transfer your deposit to another available puppy of your choosing, or hold it for one in a future litter. We highly recommend that you DO put a deposit on the pup you want, BEFORE you leave home to come see it. As long as its PayPal button remains active, someone else can use it to buy the pup - it's immediately deactivated upon being used. We've had people come, buy with cash and take a pup home, then found out it had simultaneously been sold online - so we had to refund the online buyer's money. When you buy from the website, please call and let us know so we don't inadvertently sell it to someone else at the same time!
If we don't already have the puppy you'd like to have, you may send a deposit to email@example.com through PayPal for $500 (plus $20 PayPal fee) and a note that it's for your preferred gender, coat, color and pattern, and we'll do our best to produce that particular pup for you. If you'd rather, you may send a $5oo cashier's check made to Janet Flick, with a filled-out copy of our contract, to our address printed on it. We do take requests - just call us Build a Dachshund 4 Me! We have the raw materials and know-how to do it!
PLEASE read our contract BEFORE you send money, making sure you understand and agree to ALL of the terms because your payment implies that you do and agree to be bound by it, whether you have signed a physical contract yet or not. If you wish, you may print the contract, complete your information and the information about the pup you want, then mail it to us with a copy of your driver's license.
Just a caution: We're pretty picky about who takes our babies home, and have terminated more than one sale-in-progress because the prospective buyer wasn't exactly the type we wanted for our puppies, or we suspected that the home environment could be hostile to our pup. We don't mean to be rude, selfish or cruel, but if something doesn't feel or sound quite right to us, it usually isn't. Our puppies deserve the very best people and homes we can find for them! We also won't stick YOU with a pup that isn't suitable, healthwise, for adoption and will withdraw it/stop its sale as soon as we discover the situation. We try to be above-board at all times, but some defects (such as bite deformities) only appear as the pup develops, not at birth or in the first few weeks.
The PayPal button for each pup has a drop-down menu of payment options, including:
1. $500 deposit + $20 PayPal fee,
2. the balance payment after the deposit + PayPal fee ($4/$100),
3. payment in full + PayPal fee ($4/$100).
Each pup is individually priced, and any Scratch & Dent pup (kinked tail, under/over-bite, etc.) will NOT have AKC papers offered; otherwise, all pups do qualify for AKC registration. We only do FULL AKC registration, not limited, so it's all or nothing, and breeding rights are included in full registration. We do not confine our buyers to spay/neuter contracts, either.
We offer a 10% discount to active-duty, reserves, veterans, and retired military, and a 10% discount to senior citizens (65 and older), both with suitable identification (current driver's license, military ID, and/or DD214). The discount does not apply if you are buying a pup FOR someone who would qualify for it if THEY were buying the pup, such as a non-senior buying a gift pup for their elderly parents. The ID and discount apply only to the buyer, not to the intended recipient. It also does not apply to first-responders, or anyone else - not that we don't love them, too; we have to cut it off somewhere, else what's the point?
ONLY ONE DISCOUNT APPLIES PER PUPPY, and if the pup is listed as discounted already, as with a Scratch & Dent puppy or during a sale, NO OTHER discount will apply: the S&D discount is usually larger!
Male pups are priced starting at $1400, females at $1500, with English creams and spectacular Cash Clan dapples priced starting at $1900 and $2000, respectively, with clear creams (no black or chocolate hairs) and offspring of Harry and/or Meghan, our English imports and their offspring's babies, starting at $2500 and $2600, unless the buyer qualifies for one of our 10% discounts - senior citizen, or military. If full AKC registration is desired, it is another $150, and the discount does not include the AKC amount, just the base price of the pup. Deposits are non-refundable, and count toward the final purchase price of the pup you eventually buy. Any ensuing payments of the balance amount made through PayPal shall include $4 per $100 of the payment, for the PayPal fee.
PAYPAL has TWO methods of payment you may use! When you click on the button for the puppy you want, you may use one of the payment options we list, and immediately pay in full for that option (deposit, balance, or pay in full). Or, when the button takes you to paypal.com, you may use their new interest-free . PAYPAL CREDIT to pay for your puppy - at YOUR rate of payment. We get paid up-front by PayPal, and you have up to six months to complete your payment to PayPal - interest-free! What a deal! (We inquired about PayPal's "Pay in 4" plan, but it won't work with our website - sorry.)
If you would rather send your deposit through PayPal, for a
currently unborn puppy, please use this REUSABLE button,
and let us know what sort of puppy you would like to have!
Mail the signed contract and cashier's check to the address at the top of it. If you pay through PayPal, please email us your scanned contract, or call 719-783-2955 and let us know! PayPal used to notify us, but have stopped that practice, so we're in the dark whenever anyone sends money, unless he/she lets us know - we try to check our email throughout the day, but don't always have time. We'd hate to promise your new pup to someone else because we didn't know you'd made your deposit!
If you would rather adopt an older dog, please let us know which gender and any other particulars you would prefer. That way, Janet can keep you in mind when she chooses the dogs to retire. Sometimes we have a younger male or female that simply doesn't pan-out as a breeder, or a mom has a bad c-section and has to be spayed as a result, so you could wind up with a younger adult. Adoptable Adults vary in price, depending on age and other factors, so you'll just have to make your wishes known to us in an email, then wait until we have one ready to retire to your lap so we can let you know its price. They're almost always FAR cheaper than a puppy.
Ready dates are when the litter is 8 weeks old and can LEGALLY go home, according to Colorado state law. No puppy will be released until that date, so please do not ask to have yours early. Our pick-up hours are by appointment only from 10:00 - noon daily - NO WALK-INS. Please call or email to make your appointment: the phone number is 719-783-2955, and the email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE ARE NOT SHIPPING PUPS OR ADULT DOGS AT THIS TIME, AS MOST AIRLINES ARE NOT ALLOWING IT, DUE BOTH TO COVID-19 AND WEATHER CONDITIONS OVER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. THEY WILL NOT SHIP WHEN IT'S EITHER TOO COLD OR TOO HOT. IF YOU CAN'T MAKE THE TRIP YOURSELF, THERE ARE PET-ESCORT COMPANIES THAT WILL HAND-CARRY YOUR PUP FOR A FEE, BUT YOU MAKE ALL THE ARRANGEMENTS WITH THEM AND COORDINATE MEETING TIMES WITH JANET AT THE KENNEL OR THE COLORADO SPRINGS AIRPORT ONLY (NOT DENVER). ANY AND ALL TRANSPORT WILL BE DONE AT BUYER'S EXPENSE. If you are driving to pick up your pup, check out this page!
Pups are numbered within their litter: 1F, 3M, etc. with their description. F= female, M = male, SM = smooth, LH = longhair, WH = wirehair. When writing to ask about a specific pup, please also give the parents' names so we know which "2F" you're referring to!
We currently have the following deposits awaiting fulfillment, and they take precedence whenever the appropriate puppies are born. DEPOSITORS: IT'S UP TO YOU TO KEEP CHECKING THIS PAGE FOR NEW LITTERS AND CHOOSE YOUR PUP FROM THEM. IF YOU FIND ONE MORE APPEALING THAN WHAT YOU ORIGINALLY WANTED, LET US KNOW SO WE CAN PUT YOUR NAME ON IT AND REMOVE THE FIRST OPTION FROM YOUR NAME ON THIS LIST!!! One more thing - PLEASE BE AS SPECIFIC AS YOU CAN when telling us what you want, like most of these below - it's easier to fill your order if we know what you want! Thank you!
2019 Lisa D. - deposit on a standard-size female
5/30/20 Kathryn T. - deposit on a dappled/reverse-dappled Cash Clan female
3/26/21 Linda M. - deposit on a black & tan longhair male or female
5/3/21 Elizabeth A. - deposit on a longhair cream male
IF WE HAVE MISSED LISTING YOUR DEPOSIT, PLEASE EMAIL & REMIND US!
THIS SEPARATE button is for optional AKC registration on the pup of your choice. Just make sure your pup is NOT a Scratch & Dent pup disqualified from having full AKC registration. This button is reusable, so buy your pup with its button, and use THIS one if you want it registered with the American Kennel Club. The AKC fee is completely separate from the purchase amount and is not included in any discount.
PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU EVEN LOOK AT OUR PUPPIES!
Nearly everyone asks if they can come and visit their puppies. We would like nothing more than to allow everyone to visit, the way we USED to do, but with Covid, our own common sense (from over 50 years of experience), and what the State of Colorado wants us to do regarding biosecurity (safeguarding the dogs, and particularly the pups), we CANNOT allow visits before the pups are at least seven weeks old and have had two vaccinations - and they go home the following week, so why make two trips so close together, especially if you live 50+ miles away?
Please trust us - we're not scam-artists, have nothing to hide, or anything like that - it's solely to safeguard everyone - the puppies, our staff, and our buyers. It's not fun to lose puppies when it could have been prevented. We've had it happen in the past, so we're following all the safety precautions we can. We hope everyone can understand that - so far, they have, and we hope it continues. We greatly appreciate your patience!
In the meantime, we will attempt to keep pictures on the Available Puppies page so you can watch your puppy grow up. Picture-taking can be an all-day-long project: taking dozens, even hundreds, of photos - hoping to get a few GOOD clear shots; offloading them to Janet's computer, where she weeds out the blurry and partial shots, edits the good ones, then emails them to Becky (me). I sort them into litter and individual puppy files, assign names to each photo, then upload them to the website. We who have done this for years, know exactly why professional photographers charge so much money for doing portraits! It's definitely not a hurry-up operation!
BORN 8-28, READY TO GO HOME 10-23 - Holly & Justin
HOLLY is a lovely English cream piebald-carrier who came to us this year from another breeder, and she's fitting in quite well. This is her second litter with us, and they're just as lovely as the first ones. JUSTIN came to us as a pup from a breeder in Florida, complete with some very interesting genes that keep surprising us with the colors, coats and patterns they produce - not only in his own offspring, but also in THEIR offspring! The first time we bred Holly, it was to Justin's son, Blizzard, and one of the sons from that combo was like no other wirehair we've ever seen! We're almost as amazed by this current litter, which is totally different from the one before.
1F red piebald, not sure yet if she's LH or WH. Wires may show their coat either early, or late - they are unique!
$1500. Please use the purple $150 AKC registration button above if you choose to have her registered.
BORN 9-4, READY TO GO HOME 10-30 - WAGGEDY ANNE & RAMBO
WAGS is a solid-blue reverse-dapple wirehair out of Tootsie Roll (solid-chocolate WH) & Blizzard (pale-cream dapple piebald WH). RAMBO is a mini chocolate & tan longhair out of Blue (blue & tan LH) & Smores (solid-chocolate whitened dapple LH, a daughter of solid-black Raven), so he carries one gene for dilute (blue/isabella) and perhaps the dominant solid-color gene (SCG). It only takes one parent with the SCG to create SC pups - if both parents have it, it's hard not to have them! . . . Both pups have kinked tails - they will still wag just as enthusiastically as any 'normal' tail when you walk through the door. There are several causes for kinked tails in dogs, none of which are serious, and it happens randomly and unpredictably, even with some of our very best parents in champion bloodlines, like Rambo. This is Wags' first litter, and she's doing a GREAT job of caring for them.
1M chocolate & tan wirehair, with a unique double-kinked tail. SCRATCH & DENT PUP - discounted $100.
$1300 with NO AKC registration and no other discounts.
Justin's son, Blizzard
Holly & Blizzard's 2020 litter, 3 boys: a super-pale cream LH, a silver reverse-dapple WH, and a black & tan piebald soft-WH. ALL HAVE GONE TO NEW HOMES.
Holly LH + Blizzard WH = Levi, soft WH
Ringo was the common ancestor of all of our solid-color-gene dogs. His mom had it, and at least half of his pups have had it. We find that it alters or ignores most of the rules of genetic color and pattern dominance, allowing recessive dogs to produce dominant traits they normally couldn't. A normal pair of recessive chocolate doxies will ONLY produce chocolate pups. We bred a pair that included one SCG parent, and they produced dominant red and black pups! It also hides dominant patterns like brindle, dapple and masking, but they show in pups from that SCG parent that only shows solid-color, not patterned.
2M solid-chocolate wirehair, with a mild kink near the base of his tail. SCRATCH & DENT PUP - discounted $100.
$1300 with NO AKC registration and no other discounts.
Wags is one of our dogs who LOVES to stick out her tongue at the camera - every time we take her picture! Such a little goofball!
There's nothing inherently wrong with these pups that we know of. Vets tell us kinked tails come from a variety of things, many not having to do with genetics at all. Sometimes it's the way the pup laid in the womb; the mom may have too much or too little Vitamin A in her diet, or something else. It just seems to happen, and it may never happen with these parents again - we've witnessed that!